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DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence

Providing the JAVĿ¼ community with collaborative leadership for the design and delivery of innovative teaching and learning activities.

Through the Center, faculty will have the ability to experiment with new and flexible instructional approaches and have access to high-quality tools and classroom spaces that will maximize effectiveness in a variety of teaching environments. In addition, faculty will have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of professional development opportunities and signature workshops focused on topics like active learning, inclusive teaching and learning practices, and high-quality online education.

Take a look inside the DePeters Family Center via the video below.

Annual Reports

Explore the annual reports for updates on the work of the Center each year, including major projects and initiatives that the Center supported during that time.

  • About Our Mission

    A faculty member helps a student at a computer.

    The DePeters Family Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence supports innovative teaching and learning practices on campus.

    Our Mission
  • Center Spaces

    The Center features unique and innovative spaces to model best practices and support professional development.

    Explore Our Space

One-on-One Consultations

Center staff are available for one-on-one or small group appointments by request. Consultations may be arranged on specific pedagogical strategies or teaching techniques, as well as the effective integration of educational technology into your course design and delivery.

To schedule an appointment, contact the Center at cite@sjf.edu.

 I’ve always been very impressed with innovation coming out of the business world, it is the secret to being successful. Innovation—no matter what you do, but especially in teaching—is most important. The Center is built around innovation. And that’s what we’re excited about. It’s important that JAVĿ¼ continues to lead with innovation. ”

Jack DePeters
  • Jack DePeters '73
  • Member and Past Chair, St. John JAVĿ¼ College Board of Trustees

 The timing is perfect for this. I really believe that the professors will be so enthralled with the Center’s offerings. They are already experts in their field, and now this affords them the opportunity to expand their teaching skills with support from both technology and classroom spaces that encourage high-quality teaching and student learning. ”